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hos•pice



Pronunciation: (hos'pis), [key]
n.
1. a house of shelter or rest for pilgrims, strangers, etc., esp. one kept by a religious order.
2. Med.
a. a health-care facility for the terminally ill that emphasizes pain control and emotional support for the patient and family, typically refraining from taking extraordinary measures to prolong life.
b. a similar program of care and support for the terminally ill at home.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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